A must-have reference for the small flock owner. Gail Damerow, a leading authority on all things chicken, provides a complete reference to answer the questions and resolve the problems of any chicken raiser from beginner to professional. This fully updated and expanded edition of a longtime classic offers expert guidance on nutrition, reproductive issues, and a full range of health problems, along with the latest information on:
• Practicing preventive healthcare
• Using natural approaches to enhance the immune system
• Treating and avoiding news-making diseases such as avian flu
• Raising healthy chickens in an urban environment
Enhanced with full-color photographs and eye-opening illustrations, this is the essential guide to keeping your chickens healthy and productive.